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False Alarm or Report

Tex. Penal Code § 42.06 (False Alarm or Report) Summary: Occasionally, false bomb threats (and other similar false reports) are called in at colleges and universities. Tex. Penal Code Section 42.06 provides that “a person commits an offense if he knowingly initiates, communicates or circulates a report of a present, past, or future bombing, fire, offense, or other emergency that he knows is false or baseless.” A false report made to a college or university is a state jail felony.